Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles apprehended one drug smuggler carrying Brown Sugar and Heroin worth approximately Rs 1.75 crores from Khudengthabi check post today, said a release from IGAR (South).
The team of troops of Khudengthabi Post stopped a red coloured i20 car bearing registration number MN 06LA 7405 travelling from Moreh to Imphal for checking. While carrying out a thorough checking of vehicle, 50 packets of brown sugar and seven packets of heroin were found hidden inside the hollow channels running on both sides of chassis of vehicle.
The apprehendee was identified as Md Ziaur Rahman, 25, son of Basirur Rahaman of Uchiwa Awang Leikai, Thoubal District.
The individual along with the contraband have been handover to Narcotics and Affairs of Border, Imphal, the release said while adding that 26 Sector Assam Rifles has recovered contraband items worth a staggering amount of approximately Rs. 42 crores so far, it added.